Story: Te tango whenua – Māori land alienation



Maungapōhatu, in the Urewera, is the sacred mountain of Ngāi Tūhoe. By about 1900, the Native Land Court had completed its investigations of large areas throughout New Zealand. The only major area not yet investigated was the Urewera.

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Richard Boast, 'Te tango whenua – Māori land alienation - The Native Land Court in practice', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 31 March 2023)

Story by Richard Boast, published 24 Nov 2008, updated 1 Jul 2015